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Healthcare billing biz AccuDoc 'fesses up to breach that blabbed 2.65m people's data


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Re: SQL Injection

Too often the breach is caused by not fixing a know problem such as SQL injection or by not patching the code because it is too inconvenient. So a breach is inevitable when a black hat stumbles across them and given some the problems just about barely breathing script kiddie could hack some of these outfits.

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2.65m people?

Let's see, scaling for length of breach, bonus multiplier for SSNs.... that should be a fine of at least $50,000. Boy oh boy, that's gonna show them.

And that identify protection only lasts for a year (that's all Equifax and Experian each gave me when they were breached). So if I'm a hacker stealing SSNs, wait a year. Most of those SSNs (unlike credit card numbers) will still be valid.

Mark 85
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Re: 2.65m people?

Surprisingly, even if some of those died during the wait, the SSN would still be valid. SS has some issues with being able to shut down an SSN.

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"We take health care privacy very seriously."

Insert usual rant about this phrase here. Do they realize this is coming to mean the opposite of what it should?

Pascal Monett
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Of course not - it's their first time.

We, on the other hand, have seen it invoked a thousand times. We know that this is the Band-Aid you put on an open wound. When it's too late.

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So, that's AccuDoxx now?

Not good.

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I have so many "1 year free credit monitoring" offers that I could pass them along to my children and grandchildren and they would never run out - seriously, one of our credit cards is being replaced (for the 4th time in as many years) due to a corporate data breach, and then there are the debit card replacements, and just general company, organization and government technical security incompetence.


Fungus Bob
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"It did not include any financial details or medical records"


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